The Rockaways, NY still inspire thoughts of lazy summer beach days, but residents may have their relaxed attitudes shaken when they realize they face the same hidden threat as the rest of Queens: Asbestos. Most of the homes, apartment buildings and commercial properties built before 1978, will be found to contain asbestos—a health hazard that must be removed. We specialize in asbestos abatement (removal) and remediation (site cleanup) in The Rockaways and have done so for more than 25 years.
Once considered the perfect building material, because of its strength and fire-resistance, asbestos was put in many building products, including asbestos siding and insulation, asbestos flooring and roof shingles, asbestos sheetrock and plaster and, most commonly of all, in those “popcorn” ceilings made with asbestos-laden vermiculite.
As these materials age, asbestos fibers are released and breathed into the lungs of those exposed. This can cause cancer, Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and a host of other life-threatening lung diseases. The threat must be removed, but first it must be detected.
We send in an independent testing agency to sample the air for the presence of asbestos. Once it has been found, our certified team moves in and seals off the contaminated areas, and uses negative air pressure machines to ensure no further asbestos reaches the atmosphere. Then our licensed, insured and highly trained team scrubs all traces of asbestos away, disposing of it offsite in a designated facility. The air is then retested and if no asbestos is found, remediation begins.
All exposed areas are resealed and the entire zone cleaned and re-cleaned with both wet techniques and special vacuum equipment. Not until it is spotless and your possessions restored to their original position, do we allow your family tenants or employees back into the building—now deemed safe.
In The Rockaways, Queens, New York, for asbestos services, call (877) 645-1428.